Given Robert Dash’s diverse range of interests and talents — he was an artist, writer, horticulturalist, and creator of the Madoo Conservancy gardens at his Sagaponack property — it can be hard to get your arms around the man and his legacy. Extolling one aspect without the others is a poor strategy that could lead to only a third of the story. The Parrish Art Museum understands this and is taking its responsibility seriously in examining his distinctive contributions to the landscape and cultural life of the South Fork.
Christopher Byrne knew the significance of the house he purchased on Alewife Brook Road way before he thought about living in it.
With so many pre-eminent American artists associated with the East End, it is not surprising that the Whitney Museum of American Art would feature many of them in the inaugural exhibition for its new home in New York City’s meatpacking district opening to the public on Friday.
A small, but excellently edited collection of Michael Halsband portraits are on display at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park through April 25.
Included in the mix that goes back to the mid 1980s are selections from Rolling Stones tours, images of artists and other musicians of the time, his nudes series, contemporary surfers and their culture across a few continents, and some recent formal portraits.
Art Groove opened Saturday night at Ashawagh Hall with 13 artists and the band Out East providing fusion rock and a dance party following with DJ G-Funk.
The art was a mixture of color and movement with more restrained or slightly twisted offerings.
The show is on view Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a screening of “Hans Van de Bovenkamp: In His Own Words,” a documentary by John Jinks, who is also one of the artists in the show.